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Garry Wilson (born 25 March 1963 in Glasgow) is a former [[Scotland(age 2016) then known as Langney Sports, in February 1999 taking over from caretaker manager Nick Greenwood, who became his assistant manager. In his first full season at Langney he led the team to win the Sussex County League and playing in the Southern League Eastern Division for the first time in the teams history. Two seasons later he led them into the Southern League Premier Division winning a place in the newly formed Conference South. Gaining 5th place in the first season, Garry saw the team enter the play-off final for the Conference National at Stoke's Brittania Stadium, but lost to Altrincham.

In 2008, again Garry brought the team into the play-off final for a place in the Conference National and won 2-0 to Hampton & Richmond Borough at Stevenage.

February 2009 was Garry's 10th anniversary with Eastbourne Borough and working with Nick Greenwood, stating when he joined in 1999 that he'd get Eastbourne from the County Leagues into the Football Conference, a feat he never thought he'd achieve, and now hoping to reach the Football League before he retires. On 24 April 2009, Wilson became the third longest-serving manager in English football's top five divisions, behind Alex Ferguson and Arsène Wenger, after Hereford United manager Graham Turner resigned.

He also has a son called Liam Wilson and a wife called Sally Wilson.

After a difficult 2009/10 season Wilson managed to keep Eastbourne up on the final day by beating Oxford United 1-0 with an 84th minute penalty from Simon Weatherstone. 2010/11 was equally difficult as Eastbourne found it difficult cope with a part time outfit in a virtually full time league, and on many occasions Wilson found himself with his hands tied. Eastbourne were relegated a few weeks before the end of the season (the first since Wilson took over 12 years earlier and after 4 promotions) despite a few spirited performances and results late on which was similar to their good early season form. Wilson was very close to leaving the job several times, including after the 4-1 home defeat to Tamworth, and it was rumoured that Steve King was ready to be his replacement. However this didnt materialise and Wilson was confirmed staying for the 2011/12 season along with his long term assistant Nick Greenwood in April 2011

, much to the satisfaction of many connected to the club, this was despite agreeing to depart the club when they plan to go full time in a few seasons because of work commitments.

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